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Comment trouvez-vous ce Saint là..., plate 80 from Les bons bourgeois (The Good Bourgeois)

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Honoré Daumier, Comment trouvez-vous ce Saint là..., plate 80 from Les bons bourgeois (The Good Bourgeois), 1847, lithograph on newsprint, Gift of Mr. Richard Prasch, public domain, 71.11.3

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Title

Comment trouvez-vous ce Saint là..., plate 80 from Les bons bourgeois (The Good Bourgeois)

Related Titles

series (original language): Les bons bourgeois

series (translated): The Good Bourgeois

Artist

Honoré Daumier (French, 1808-1879)

Date

1847

Medium

lithograph on newsprint

State

2nd state

Catalogue Raisonné

Delteil 1556

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 10 1/8 in x 8 1/4 in; sheet: 13 1/4 in x 9 1/4 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature/maker's mark: in image LR "h.D."

inscription: UR "No 80"; LL "Chez Aubert, Place de la Bourse"

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

planographic print

Culture

French

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Richard Prasch

Accession Number

71.11.3

Copyright

public domain

Terms

lithography

newsprint

planographic printing

planographic prints

Description

—What do you think of that saint there.... I tried to not make !T!him look too conventional.... !T!—The bourgeois: I quite agree, a saint never should look short winded. !T!Published December 31, 1847, in Le Charivari

This caricature is a play on words in French; the artist explains that he tried to avoid making the saint look too conventional—ponsif—a term that the bourgeois gentleman misunderstands as poussif—short-winded or wheezy. Daumier uses the linguistic gap to point to the gulf of understanding between the bohemian artist and the oblivious bourgeois man.

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